(12-24-2015 09:32 AM)Sleeprider Wrote:
(12-23-2015 10:19 PM)Terry Wrote:
(12-23-2015 07:27 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Well, tap water is easy, and it's everywhere. Tap water has never been a problem, and distilled water will support contaminates if it is not regularly cleaned anyway. This is like cleaning with vinegar, but more effective, without the smell or taste. Personally, I think distilled water is over-rated unless you have a high mineral content in your tap.
You mean like pipes that heal themselves by plugging leaks with sediment and lime? 8-)
Someone needs to have a talk with your local water treatment plant operator. There is a fine line between deposits and corrosion, but pH and hardness should be easy to balance.
I recommend you switch to Guinness.
For many of us, "Hard Water" is a fact of life -- like anybody near the Appalachians. The amount of, especially, limestone in the ground does do a nice job of filtering the water -- but it also forms stalagmites and stalactites (when the mites grow up, the tites grow down
I've always used tap water in assorted humidification devices and coffee makers, and, as you point out, the solution is always vinegar.
I'll have to talk to my brother, who is into home brewing - never thought about trying whatever he uses.
Or maybe my local brew-pub, which is only 2 blocks away!
And personally, I find Guinness a bit low on the hops -- I much prefer a nice IPA -- Aside from the fact that it has shot up to over $50 USD per case, I like John Courage!
And then of course, there is Single Malt!